Named after the Aboriginal word ‘Nyummin’ meaning hold tight country, the narrow valley was thought to hold the two mountains together. Head from the township of Numinbah north through the Numinbah Valley on a memorable scenic drive. Numinbah is located in close proximity of Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park. Explore Numinbah Forest Reserve with dry open eucalypts and orange flowering silky oaks. Great spot for horse riding or cycling, you’ll need to get a NSW National Parks permit for these activities. Stop off and visit Natural Arch a cave where glow works radiate at night.
Numinbah Valley played host to a school for aircrew in World War II. Airmen training for New Guinea combat were taught jungle survival skills in the rainforest near Egg Rock and The Pocket. Around this area, look for Australian native plants such as kangaroo paw grown for export.